HUGO E. MURILLO
(april 16 th 1941 – october 11th 2012)
Born accidentally in Irapuato, Guanajuato. His parents were temporarily there because his father was in charge of the construction of a highway. The family soon moved to Veracruz where he had a happy childhood and later his family returned to Mexico City. In the late fifties, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the UNAM.
From an early age, he demonstrated great aptitude for drawing and was self-taught. Even though he produced several oils, the great majority of his work is made up of watercolors of flowers, butterflies and insects influenced by the Japanese postcards he inherited from his grandfather, a biologist. During several decades, he worked as a graphic designer and elaborated stained glass windows. He created many machines, thousands of designs for stained glass windows and painted over two hundred watercolors which were acquired by private collectors and relatives.
He is not only remembered as a great artist, but also for his extraordinary humanity and moral integrity.